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About Us

We are a family of four who live in Perth, Western Australia, and enjoy travelling within our state, Australia, and internationally.

I (Wendy) was born in London and was working in the city when I met David (from Perth, Australia). We spent a couple of years in London before moving to Perth.

Our precious twin daughters were born after a difficult IVF journey and are now in their final years of high school.

With a passion for life, experiencing new things, and gaining knowledge, travel has been a large part of our family life.

Here we share the beauty of our home along with guides to help you plan your holiday to this stunning destination.

Read more about us and how to work with us.

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Western Australia Travel Guide & Planner

Planning a trip to Western Australia can be an exciting but daunting task.

With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go and what to prioritise. That’s why using a travel guide can be incredibly helpful in making the most of your time and creating a memorable experience.

In this guide, we’ll explore the diverse and stunning landscapes of Western Australia, from its turquoise waters and white-sand beaches to its rugged outback and vast national parks. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, our travel guide will help you plan your dream trip to Western Australia.

So, get ready to pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey through this extraordinary part of Australia.

Western Australia Regions

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Perth & Surrounds

The Perth region consists of Western Australia’s capital city and the areas surrounding it.

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South West

The South West, in the south-western corner of Australia, is Western Australia’s most popular tourist destination.

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Great Southern

The Great Southern region of Western Australia is located on the south coast, which includes a rugged coastline and tall timber forests.

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Coral Coast

The Coral Coast has over 1000 km of stunning coastline and one of the most accessible reefs in the world.

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Golden Outback

Goldfields-Esperance is the largest region in Western Australia and is located to the south east corner of the state.

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North West

Australia’s North West includes the Kimberley and Pilbara regions, including Broome. Get a real outback experience.

Where to Stay in Perth

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Western Australia Road Trips

Hire a car and hit the road – the best way to see Western Australia. We use Discover Cars to compare all the major car rental companies to ensure we get the best deals.

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Flights ✈️

We usually fly Virgin Australia domestically due to their competitive prices and fantastic customer service and fly with Qatar Airways to Europe.

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Accommodation 🏩

We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties. We also book through Stayz for private accommodation as they are usually cheaper than Airbnb.


Car Rental 🚘

To compare rental car company prices, we use Discover Cars, an award winning car rental comparison website. They offer competitive pricing in over 10,000 locations worldwide and are highly-rated.

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Campervan/RV Rental 🚐

Drivenow is a good resource to compare campervan hire in Western Australia as it includes all the large companies like Britz, Maui, Jucy as well as smaller ones.

Tours & Attractions 🎢

We book direct and use a mixture of third-party sites ViatorGet Your Guide & Klook due to their free cancellation policies, instant confirmation, price guarantees, and mobile ticketing.

Accessing Money 💵

We recently started using Wise to access funds internationally, including trips to Bali and Malaysia. They offer a debit card in 50 currencies and transfers are fast and free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups. Funds can be accessed through ATMs too. Wise has saved us a lot of money compared to our usual credit card and debit card.

Find out more from Wise here.

Travel Insurance 🌏

Cover-More and Travel Insurance Direct are our preferred travel insurance companies for domestic and international travel.

See this Travel Insurance for Australia guide for more information.

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Perth in 1 day

Perth, the sun-kissed capital city of Western Australia, is a stunning destination that offers an array of attractions and activities that will delight any visitor.

With its laid-back atmosphere, cultural landmarks, beautiful beaches, and thriving culinary scene, Perth is a great place to explore on a day trip.

Whether you are a local or a tourist, there are many options to make the most of a single day in this vibrant city.

In this guide, we will outline the best one-day itinerary for Perth, taking you on a journey to discover the highlights of this beautiful destination.

Get ready to explore the city’s rich cultural heritage, stunning natural scenery, and delicious cuisine on a perfect day out in Perth.

Get the free one day Perth Itinerary here.

Perth Getaways

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Ferguson Valley

Think lush rolling green hills, boutique wineries, farm stays, delicious food, and craft breweries – that’s the Ferguson Valley.

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If you’re looking for a fun adventure and natural beauty, visit Kalbarri – you won’t be stuck for natural attractions.

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Margaret River

Margaret River is one of Perth’s most popular getaways. It has something for everyone with trails, wineries, beaches, and natural attractions.

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